Recent Submissions

  • Soil carbon and plant diversity distribution at the farm level in the savannah region of Northern Togo (West Africa) 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Marks, E.; Poch, Rosa M. (European Geosciences Union, 2008)
    In western Africa, soil organic matter is a source of fertility for food provision and a tool for climate mitigation. In the Savannah region, strong soil degradation linked to an increase in population threatens organic ...
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of african swine fever in Sardinia (2012-2014): trends in domestic pigs and wild boar 

    Iglesias, I.; Rodríguez Hernández, Antonio; Feliziani, F.; Rolesu, S.; De la Torre, A. (Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 2015-09-22)
    African swine fever (ASF) is a notifiable viral disease affecting domestic pigs and wild boars that has been endemic in Sardinia since 1978. Several risk factors complicate the control of ASF in Sardinia: generally poor ...
  • Update on the risk of introduction of african swine fever by wild boar into disease-free European Union countries 

    Bosch, J.; Rodríguez Hernández, Antonio; Iglesias, I.; Muñoz, M. J.; Jurado, C.; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.; De la Torre, A. (Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 2016-07-06)
    Despite efforts to prevent the appearance and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in the European Union, several Member States are now affected (Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and Estonia). Disease appearance in 2014 was ...
  • Modeling the emergence of three arable bedstraw (Galium) species 

    Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Torra Farré, Joel; Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni); Forcella, Frank; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (Weed Science Society of America, 2010-03)
    Multiyear Field data from Spain were used to model seedling emergence for three bedstraw species (Galium) that can coexist in winter cereal fields. The relationships between cumulative emergence and both growing degree ...
  • Characterisation of emergence of autumn and spring cohorts of Galium spp. in winter cereals 

    Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Torra Farré, Joel; Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni); Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (European Weed Research Society, 2010)
    The emergence of three artificial cohorts of Galium aparine, G. spurium and G. tricornutum with different accessions was studied over two years under the climatic conditions of north-eastern Spain. Seeds were sown in ...
  • Elementos florísticos de las sierras marginales de los prepirineos centrales catalanes 

    Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni) (Real Jardin Botanico, 1996)
    Las sierras marginales de los Prepirineos centrales catalanes están formadas por un conjunto de alineaciones de dirección oeste-este que se extienden desde el sur del Montsec hasta la depresión del Ebro.
  • Evaluation of peach tree growth characteristics under different irrigation strategies by LIDAR system: preliminary results 

    Pascual Roca, Miquel; Villar Mir, Josep Ma.; Rufat i Lamarca, Josep; Rosell Polo, Joan Ramon; Sanz Cortiella, Ricardo; Arnó Satorra, Jaume (Internacional Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), 2011)
    In a four-year experiment on peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch ‘Andross’) for fruit processing, canopy volume and tree shape were evaluated by scanning trees with a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system: a non-destructive ...
  • Noves lemnàcies al riu Segre 

    Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni); Galán de Mera, Antonio; Pedrol Solanes, Joan (Institució Catalana d'Història Natural, 2016-01-02)
    La dinàmica fluvial, basada en revingudes sobtades, provoca intenses pertorbacions que afecten l’estructura de les comunitats vegetals associades i els processos ecològics (Naiman & Décamps, 1997; Forman & Godron, 1986). ...
  • Analysing spatial correlation of weeds and harvester ants in cereal fields using point processes 

    Comas Rodríguez, Carles; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Torra Farré, Joel (Springer Verlag, 2016)
    The interaction between the spatial distribution of weed richness and weed cover and the spatial location of harvester ant nets was investigated in cereal fields. The understanding of such interdependencies can be relevant ...
  • Temperature and light requirements for germination and emergence of three arable Papaveraceae species 

    Torra Farré, Joel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi (2016)
    This research investigated the temperature and light requirements for seed germination and emergence patterns of pinnate poppy, violet horned-poppy, and nodding hypecoum, three annual Papaveraceae species found in arable ...
  • Long-term effect of different tillage systems on the emergence and demography of Bromus diandrus in rainfed cereal fields 

    Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; García, Addy Laura; Cantero Martínez, Carlos; Torra Farré, Joel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz (Wiley, 2016)
    The adoption of no-tillage systems in semi-arid cereal fields in northern Europe has resulted in difficulties in controlling Bromus diandrus. However, in some fields, lower densities are observed in continuous long-term ...
  • Using fitness parameters to evaluate three oilseed Brassicaceae species as potential oil crops in two contrasting environments 

    Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Edo-Tena, Eva; Torra Farré, Joel; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Gesch, Russell W. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Thlaspi arvense and Camelina sativa have gained considerable attention as biofuel crops. But in some areas, these species, including C. microcarpa, are becoming rare arable plants because of agricultural intensification. ...
  • Nuevos taxones para la checklist de la flora vascular de Andorra 

    Domènech Ferrés, Marta; Conesa i Mor, Josep A. (Josep Antoni); Pladevall, Clara (Flora Montiberica, 2016)
    Se actualiza el listado de la flora vascular de Andorra. Con la información de publicaciones externas y trabajos propios del CENMA, se añaden 57 nuevos taxones para el Principado a la checklist vigente desde 2008, siendo ...
  • Stakeholder perceptions of the impacts of rural funding scenarios on mountain landscapes across Europe 

    Bayfield, Neil; Barancok, Peter; Furger, Markus; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Domínguez, Gloria; Lapka, Miloslav; Cudlinova, Eva; Vescovo, Loris; Ganielle, Damiano; Cernusca, Alexander; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Drösler, Matthias (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    This article examines how alternative rural funding scenarios might influence the pattern of functional land types in mountain areas. The study aims were to explore the use of stakeholders to predict landscape change and ...
  • Which trait dissimilarity for functional diversity: traitmeans or trait overlap? 

    de Bello, Francesco; Carmona, Carlos P.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Leps, Jan; Mason, Norman W. H. (Wiley, 2013)
    Question: Many functional diversity indices require the calculation of functional trait dissimilarities between species. However, very little is known about how the dissimilarity measure used might affect conclusions ...
  • Transdisciplinary weed research: new leverage on challenging weed problems? 

    Jordan, N.; Shut, M.; Graham, S; Barney, J. N.; Childs, D. Z.; Christensen, S; Cousens, R. D.; Davis, A. S.; Eizenberg, H.; Ervin, D. E.; Fernandez Quintanilla, C.; Harrison, L. J.; Harsch, M. A.; Haijting, S.; Liebman, M.; Loddo, D.; Mirsky, S. B.; Riemens, M.; Nieve, P.; Peltzer, D. A.; Renton, M.; Williams, M.; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Sonderskov, M. (Wiley, 2016)
    Transdisciplinary weed research (TWR) is a promising path to more effective management of challenging weed problems. We define TWR as an integrated process of inquiry and action that addresses complex weed problems in the ...
  • Semiempirical modeling of abiotic and biotic factors controlling ecosystem respiration across eddy covariance sites 

    Migliavacca, Mirco; Reichstein, Markus; Richardson, Andrew D.; Colombo, Roberto; Suttons, Mark A.; Lasslop, Gitta; Tomelleri, Enrico; Wohlfahrt, Georg; Carvalhais, Nuno; Cesatti, Alessandro; Mahecha, Miguel D.; Montagnani, Leonardo; Papale, Dario; Zaehle, Sönke; Arain, Altaf; Arneth, Almut; Black, Andrew; Carrara, Arnaud; Dore, Sabina; Gianelle, Damiano; Helfters, Carole; Hollinger, David; Kutsch, Werner L.; Lafleur, Peter M.; Nouvellon, Yann; Rebmann, Corinna; Da Rocha, Humberto R.; Rodeghiero, Mirco; Roupsard, Olivier; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Seufert, Guenther; Soussana, Jean- Françoise (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
    In this study we examined ecosystem respiration (RECO) data from 104 sites belonging to FLUXNET, the global network of eddy covariance flux measurements. The goal was to identify the main factors involved in the variability ...
  • Factors regulating carbon mineralization in the surface and subsurface soils of Pyrenean mountain grasslands 

    García-Pausas, Jordi; Casals, Pere; Camarero, Lluís; Huguet, Carme; Thompson, Roy; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Romanyà, Joan (Elsevier, 2008)
    Although a large amount of soil carbon (C) is stored in subsurface soils, most studies on soil C dynamics focus on the upper layers. The aim of this study is to assess the factors that regulate C mineralization in mountain ...
  • Strong shifts in plant diversity and vegetation composition in grassland shortly after climatic change 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Kirwan, Laura; Connolly, John (Wiley, 2008)
    Questions: Is plant diversity in mesic grassland ecosystems vulnerable in the short-term to extreme climate change events? How rapidly can responses in vegetation composition occur in perennial grasslands? Are the ...
  • Complex vegetation responses to soil disturbances in mountain grassland 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Puig, Laura (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    We studied vegetation responses to disturbances originated by ants and voles in subalpine grasslands in the Eastern Pyrenees. We compared the effects of these small-scale disturbances with those of a large-scale disturbance ...

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